University College Dublin – National University of Ireland, Dublin

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Lobbying Costs

1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

7.5 Fte (10)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    University College Dublin – National University of Ireland, Dublin   (NUID UCD)

    EU Transparency Register

    539145619702-32 First registered on 30 Nov 2015

    Goals / Remit

    UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.
    UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students drawn from over 120 countries, and includes 5,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. The University's Strategy 2020-2024 "Rising to the Future" outlines the objectives and major strategic initiatives set in place in order to accomplish UCD's mission and vision for this era. This strategy aligns with the European focus and aims to address the challenges presented by climate change, information security and cultural divides. More information on the selected themes and UCD's commitment to solving these challenges can be found here

    Main EU files targeted

    EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation: Horizon Europe (and previous FPs); Vocational Education, Learning, Staff/Student Mobility and Partnerships: Erasmus+; Knowledge and Innovation Communities launched by EIT, European Technology Platforms and PPPs, Digital Europe, EU4Health, EU Space Programme
    European Green Deal, Europe fit for the digital age, An economy that works for people, A stronger Europe in the world., Promoting our European way of life, A new push for European democracy.


    Head Office
    UCD Research Office Belfield Campus
    Dublin null - D4 - Dublin
    EU Office
    UCD Research Office Belfield Campus
    Dublin null - D4 - Dublin


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 01 Oct 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Triona MCCORMACK 30 Nov 2019 28 Nov 2020

    Complementary Information

    UCD employs over 1,600 FTE academics and researchers who are supported by over 1,686 FTE professional services staff. Moreover 1,570 phd students are enrolled.
    UCD also has a dedicated Research and Innovation Office beside the support staff in Colleges and Schools, to support academics with research support of EU and non EU grants: around 150 people.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Academic institutions

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

    Other financial info

    Financial year end is 09-2021 .

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    UCD is the top Irish university for obtaining European funding for research.
    In 2019/20 UCD researchers secured €150 million in research grants from national and international funding agencies, companies and foundations. Since 2004 UCD researchers have secured over €1.1 billion in such grants. UCD has had nationally-leading success in many of the most prestigious European awards, including the European Research Council and Marie Sklodowska-Curie schemes. As Ireland's leader in innovation, technology transfer and commercialisation, UCD's commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship recognises the importance of actively participating, contributing and collaborating to exploit leading-edge research and development outputs. In 2014 UCD was ranked 5th among European universities for its track record in educating successful entrepreneurs

  • Meetings


    4 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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